It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19: Scientists wrote an open letter to WHO [TEXT]

We are concerned that the lack of recognition of the risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19 and the lack of clear recommendations on the control measures against the airborne virus will have significant consequences: people may think that they are fully protected by adhering to the current recommendations, but in fact, additional airborne interventions are needed for further reduction of infection risk.

Guidelines for Promotion of Indian Administrative Service to Senior Scale and Supertime Scale-2000

The Government and Security

It is requested that in the interest of uniformity and objectivity, these instructions may be followed strictly, while granting promotion to the members of the Indian Administrative Service in different grades. Members of the DPCs may also be suitably briefed on these instructions at the time their meetings are held. Should any deviation from any of these guidelines is required to be made in exceptional circumstances, prior approval of the Central Government must be sought.

Ministers Residences Rules 1962

A Minister, other than a Deputy Minister shall be allotted a residence of which the standard rent or if the rents have been pooled, the pooled standard rent calculated in accordance with the provisions of Fundamental Rule 45-A does not, as far as possible exceed Rs.650/- per mensem.


If the Director of Estates considers it necessary or expedient so to do for the purpose of securing accommodation for Government officers or other persons for whom he is required to find accommodation, he may, by written order served on the manager of a hotel declare so much of the accommodation in the hotel, not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the total accommodation therein, as may be specified in the order to be controlled accommodation for the purposes of this Act.